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Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Sherwood Park, Alberta. 18th in Canada, 4th in Alberta, and first in the Elk Island Public School District.

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, the plan was made to become a Fair Trade School. The people behind it all? A school group called T.A.V.O, which stands for Teens Against Violent Oppression. With an Educational Assistant as the adult leader, a small group of students, who voluntarily gave up their lunch hours for group meetings, were able to raise awareness regarding fair trade.

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May 31st, 2017 | Rouyn-Noranda, Qc. The town of Rouyn-Noranda has been officially recognized as a Fair Trade Town!

By resolution, the town invites its community to subscribe to the objectives of fair trade and the municipality is committed to contribute to the promotion of fair trade at the local level by encouraging the purchase of fair trade products. The city is accompanied in this designation by the Corcovado International Solidarity Center, which also promotes fair trade and international solidarity.

“I sincerely thank the leaders of the...

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Waterloo, ON | May 29th, 2017. St. Paul’s University College, in partnership with Watson’s Eatery, is proud to announce that they are officially a Fair Trade Campus!

St. Paul’s has been serving Fairtrade coffee and other Fairtrade products for years. They have also implemented other sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives. “Because we feel a strong connection with the core values of the fair trade mandate, we are continuously looking for ways to advance this ethic” Gita Bose, Food Services Unit Manager. She continues to mention that applying for the...

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May 24th, 2017 | Winnipeg, Manitoba. St. James Collegiate is so proud to be Winnipeg's 1st, Manitoba's 3rd and Canada's 17th designated Fair Trade School!

Our quest for designation began in 2015 when a group of students were inspired by classroom discussions surrounding sustainability and fair trade. The group of students came together outside of class and formed what is now known as the EcoJimmies, the St. James Collegiate sustainability group. Many of the EcoJimmies steering committee students were already actively involved in our school's Social...

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April 28th, 2017 | La Prairie, Quebec. École de La Magdeleine has been named Canada’s 15th Fair Trade School!

École de Le Magdeleine has become the 8th Fair Trade designated School in Quebec, and 15th in Canada! The designation comes after a great deal of work from students involved in the schools Magasin du Monde project! The new designation was celebrate at a school wide event on the 28th of April, and staff and students at Magdeleine are thrilled to be part of the fair trade movement.

“Congratulations to École de la Magdeleine for their Fair Trade School designation! The...

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